Foot injuries are one of the most common results of work injuries, particularly for employees who spend most of the workday on their feet. There were 6,583 foot-related workers’ comp claims in Pennsylvania in 2017. That’s thousands of people who, just like you, dealt with pain, decreased mobility, and much more.
If your foot injury happened on the job, you are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits regardless of who caused the accident that resulted in your injury.
You have just 120 days to file your PA workers’ compensation claim, so whether your injury is a sprain, fracture, or as serious as an amputated foot, it is important to bring your injury case to a law firm as soon as possible. Krasno Krasno & Onwudinjo offers a free consultation, and you won’t pay any legal fees unless you win your claim.
Your Foot Injury May Be Covered By Workers’ Compensation
Below are some common foot injuries that may occur due to conditions, circumstances or accidents that occur in the workplace:
- Achilles Tendon Tear
- Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
- Diabetic Ulcer Aggravation
Average Workers’ Compensation Settlements for Foot Injuries
The National Safety Council (NSC) estimates the average total cost of foot injury worker’s compensation claims nationally to be $27,628 (in lost wages and medical costs). Below is a table for estimated settlement amounts based on the NSC claim cost average for foot injuries.
|Severity of Foot Injury||Estimated Settlement Amounts||Types of Injury|
|Mild||$1,000 – $23,250||cuts, scrapes, other minor injuries|
|Moderate to Severe||$23,250- $59,293||Fractures, sprains, strains, etc.|
|Extremely Severe||$59,293+||Torn ligaments, amputations, loss of use, etc.|
Workers’ Compensation Benefits for Foot Injuries
Workers’ compensation benefits for foot injuries are calculated based on a number of factors including:
- The severity of the injury
- Classification of disability (total or partial)
- Wage loss from the injury
- Medical expenses
- Prior disability benefits
In Pennsylvania, weekly compensation loss benefits are generally provided at between 66.6% and 90% of average weekly wage (AWW) and capped at $1,025.00 per week.
Pennsylvania mandates employers to purchase workers’ compensation insurance. As such, your employer’s insurance company will be responsible for your medical bills for treatments and surgeries required to help you recover.
Why Getting Workers’ Compensation Matters
Whether you have suffered an ankle fracture, crush injury, or any other foot injury, we understand the hardships you have been forced to endure. It is difficult to change duties at work while you are coping with injury, stress, and other hardships. You may be forced to miss work due to your injury, and that leads you and your family to suffer financially.
After you are hurt at work, it is important to know that you are not limited to seeing the doctor your employer suggests. Your workers’ compensation attorney can refer you to a qualified, unbiased physician who can give you a fair and adequate examination.
Without workers’ compensation benefits for your work-related injury, you may be unable to cover your mounting medical bills on top of lost wages from being unable to work.
Along with initial medical treatment, your injury may require ongoing physical therapy
Working With Experts To Help Injured Workers
Our lawyers work with medical, vocational, psychiatric, and economic experts to help our clients recover and establish the full value of their workers’ compensation claim. We counsel and represent injured workers with all types of foot and ankle injury claims sustained in a variety of employment situations, including:
- Warehouse and manufacturing accidents
- Auto repair
- The hospitality industry
- Utility and industrial work
- Shipping and trucking
- Nursing and medical work
- Office work
- Any other occupation
Foot injuries sustained while on-the-job can occur gradually or occur immediately following an accident. Often, workers may downplay the extent of their injuries or try to “tough it out,” but it is important to seek medical care if you are experiencing any pain.
Remember, your workers’ comp claim must be filed within 120 days of the date of the injury. Don’t delay, otherwise, you may be unable to seek recovery.
Call Us To Discuss Getting Workers’ Compensation For Your Foot Injury
Don’t let an injured foot suffered at work hold you back from living a full life. Get the workers’ compensation settlement and benefits you need to make a full recovery. Contact us for legal advice, and schedule a free consultation toll free at 844-243-4843.
At Krasno Krasno & Onwudinjo, we handle all foot injury workers’ compensation cases on a contingency basis, which means we do not get paid unless we obtain benefits on your behalf or we prevent the insurance company from stopping or altering your existing benefits.